Douglas J Macarthur (1920 - 2006)

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Douglas John Macarthur
1920 - 2006
August 29, 1920
July 18, 2006
Last Known Residence
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55435
Douglas John Macarthur of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota was born on August 29, 1920, and died at age 85 years old on July 18, 2006.
Updated: August 10, 2022
Biography ID: 72623765

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Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55435
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Hennepin County, Minnesota United States


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Military serial#: 17001679 Enlisted: September 7, 1940 in Ft Snelling Minnesota Military branch: Quartermaster Corps Rank: Private, Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men) Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Philippine Department
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Douglas Macarthur passed away at age 85 years old on July 18, 2006. Douglas John Macarthur of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota was born on August 29, 1920.

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Douglas J Macarthur lived 11 years longer than the average Macarthur family member when he died at the age of 85.
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In 1920, in the year that Douglas J Macarthur was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1938, when he was 18 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1953, Douglas was 33 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1962, Douglas was 42 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1975, he was 55 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.


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